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    October 13, 2012
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>> i think mariah's challenge is something that makes people think a little bit more, to say we can be better. mariah is forever 14. i can't get her back, but i can help other parts keep their kids safe. if we save one child, we save a kids safe. if we save one child, you save a generation. from cnn world headquarters in atlanta, this is "early start" weekend. a gunshot at the obama campaign headquarters in denver, police are investigating. was this a coordinated plot or an act of criminal mischief. playing politics with voters and their i.d.s. who get to vote and how. all morning we are putting voter i.d. laws in focus. and the long road home. space shuttle "endeavour" is on the move cruising the streets of l.a. towards its final resting place. we'll track it all morning.
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it is saturday, october 13th, i morning, everyone. i'm randi kaye. >> i'm victor blackwell. good to have you with us this morning. we are starting with the shooting in denver aimed at the obama campaign headquarters. with us now is vida from kusa. can you tell us where this investigation is happening right now and do police have a suspect? >> victor, this morning i can tell you the focus is really shifting to who shot out that window. police are saying that someone fired one shot, at least one shot at that obama campaign field office in denver yesterday afternoon. now, that office is near ninth avenue and to give you an idea where that is. just on the south end of downtown denver. police are telling us that
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question that you ask, they have a description of a possible vehicle of interest, they are talk about a vehicle only but have not released any information to us just yet. we haven't heard back from the public information officer. detect ives tell us they're reviewing any video of the incident and they have not released a vehicle description a suspect description or any video at this time. now, we did hear from an obama campaign spokesperson who declined to comment on the incident and, of course, diverted it back to the police, the denver police and we are also hearing reports this morning that the secret service also diverted the questions to denver police. so, they really haven't heard of any threats against the obama headquarters at this time and this incident we're talking happened around 3:00 in the afternoon, 3:00 friday afternoon, yesterday. the one shot fired into the structure. people were inside the office
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when the shooting happened. luckily nobody was hurt and by early evening they had replaced that window and it is all back to normal. again is, t again, this morning, that's what we're waiting for. will police release vehicle description and some footage of that video there. >> we know police are reviewing surveillance video from that area. vida a, thank you very much. >> you bet. now, to the actual campaign. mitt romney has been on roll since the first presidential debate. check out this new cnn poll of polls. mitt romney has a two-point lead over president obama in that national poll there. here is the story in ohio where president obama holds a three-point lead. romney will be in ohio today campaigning. >> now, he's looking to capitalize on the momentum from the first presidential debate. debate number two is tuesday, but thursday's vp debate is still a hot topic on the trail.
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cnn political national correspondent jim acosta has more. >> randi and victor, the debate after the debate has been about substance most notably the vice president's comments on libya. >> i feel great. >> reporter: at breakfastfter his fiery debate, paul ryan still had his sunny side up. >> no, it's what i expected. ryan offered no complaints about biden's aggressive performance, which was designed to put some points on the president's scoreboard, whether it was on ryan's past request for stimulus money. >> on two situations -- >> reporter: orryan's attempt to compare mitt romney to jack kennedy. >> now you're jack kennedy. >> reporter: ryan was able to fire back with a few zingers of
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his own. >> mr. vice president, mr. vice president i know you are under a lot of dures to make up for lost ground. i think the vice president very well knows sometimes the words don't come out of your mouth the right way. >> reporter: republicans in the post debate spin room tried to make the case, biden filed not only on style. >> quite frankly, i was embarrassed for the vice president. we counted 82 times that joe biden interrupted paul ryan. >> reporter: but also on substance. declaring victory for his running mate romney seized on what his campaign has dubbed biden's benghazi bungle sghp because the vice president contradicted the testimony of state department officials. he's doubling down on denial. and we need to understand exactly what happened. >> reporter: but back in the spin room, obama campaign manager jim messina said it was ryan who proved who was
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unprepared. >> he got past paul ryan's index talking card points and got to the details. >> reporter: romney will spend part of his weekend campaigning against ohio and the other in campaign prep. they agree the vice presidential debate didn't change the very much, it may have set a combative new tone for the next faceoff between romney and president obama on tuesday. >> jim, thanks. let's get back to libya for a moment. it's become a focal point for the ryan/romney campaign. darrell issa was on "real time with bill maher" last night and he did not know about requests for more security. >> when vice president biden says, we didn't know about their need for more security in libya, he's only talking about the president and the vice president because, as it turns out, he doesn't hear what his own people say at the state department and all up and down sworn testimony.
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>> issa is the chairman of the house overnight committee that is investigating the libya tragedy, but "new york times" reports that biden and the president probably did not know about the security requests. they were handled at the state department. "the times" also reports that those requests were largely for tripoli and not for benghazi. earlier i was talking about ohio and where it stands in the presidential race. mitt romney is there today, but the really big political event is coming up on thursday. ♪ >> that's when bruce springsteen, the boss and, bill clinton appeared on stage together in parma, ohio. clinton will talk about the economy and the middle class and maybe he'll break out the sax to jam with the boss. teammate of lance armstrong is speaking out against him.
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armstrong won the tour de france seven times and tyler hamilton road with him on the u.s. postal service team for four years. he's one of teb former teammates who testified to the u.s. anti-doping agency that armstrong had doped. the agency released its damaging report this week showing that it had uncovered, "overwhellaliell evidence of armstrong's drug use." no reason why they doped for the big races. >> the first time i ever blood doped was with lance and it was certainly for lance, basically. you know, i blood doped myself. you know, it was done by the team but done for the tour de france so i could be a good teammate for lance armstrong. yeah, a lot of it, you know, he wanted you to be riding at your best in the biggest races and for lance it was all about winning the tour de france. >> well, lance armstrong has always denied doping and his
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attorney calls the report a witch hunt. people in los angeles are used to seeing big stars on the streets, but today they have one of the biggest ever hanging around town. how big? well, let's try 85 tons. it is the space shuttle "endeavour." the shuttle is being moved through the streets today to its new home at the california science center. just a couple of hours ago, they had to take the shuttle off its big rig and pulled by a pickup truck over the 405 freeways. highway officials were afraid it might collapse the bridge. but the shuttle made it across without any problem. now it is moving through neighborhood towards in new home. people have plenty of time to take pictures because it will probably take around until midnight tonight to actually get there. >> just sitting at a red loilig near the station. no photo, no vote. that's the law in a lot of
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welcome back. 12 minutes past the hour, we are putting voter i.d. laws in focus this morning. with just 24 days to go until the election, republican legislatures in several states have enact aed tough new election laws. they say that it's to prevent voter fraud. democrats say they're trying to prevent their supporters from voting. now, here's a bit of joe john's upcoming documentary, voters in america who counts. >> reporter: well, florida's law may be the toughest, 18 other states, most under republican control also tightened election laws since the 2010 election. kansas is one of many states which requires picture i.d.s which they say will prevent voter fraud. >> the argument that you should always, always push to the most easy, imaginable system that you can think of, well then you're going to open up the doors wide to fraud. we do want it to be easy to
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vote, but hard to cheat, too. >> reporter: chris is kansas secretary of state. he rejects the charge that tighter election laws like requiring photo i.d.s are politically or racially motivated. >> i think it's a despicable argument to make. the number one factor driving people to the polls is the candidates and the excitement of that contest. it's not the mechanics of the election. >> democrats use the issue in a political way, as well. they use it for fund-raising and they claim voter suppression on a broader scale than it acatually exists as a way to gain additional turnout and fire up the base. >> they say you're overexaggerating this. >> no. >> they say you're making it up. >> we're not making it up, it's real. >> making it bigger than it is to raise money for democratic causes. >> that's not true. i register democrats and republicans. i want them all to vote.
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>> reporter: this is the kind of issue that gets everybody fired up, right sph. >> yes. >> they send money as soon as they hear about it because they think the right to vote is being taken away, right? >> yes. >> why wouldn't you all push this thing harder than it's worth just to get people racing to the polls? >> because it has a chilling effect. when some people read about what's going on. some people will throw up their hands and say, i told you so. and, so, i'm not going to, i'm not going to bother. >> and you can see more from joe johns on the voter i.d. issue in a cnn special vors in america, who counts, tomorrow night at a 8:00 eastern and pacific right here on cnn. many african-american churches in battleground states like florida are pushing in an initiative to rally voters. next hour, we'll talk to a miami pastor about a new restriction in florida that could hamper this effort. that's at 7:15 eastern time. defense secretary leon panetta warns that the u.s. is
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egypt's capital is on edge this morning. fierce clashes erupted in cairo yesterday. supporters and opponents of
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president morsi's new government set cars on fire. more than 100 people were hurt. sparking the fury men on horses and camels charged to charge at them. syria and turkey are even more. the syrian regime has been fighting for months at flash poinths like allepo. but it has killed turkish citizens. launched a cyberwar on u.s. targets, that's according to "wall street journal" they say there has been a string of hacking attacks on american banks and energy and oil companies in the persian gulf and middle east. leon panetta is sounding the alarm. >> these kinds of attacks could be a cyberpearl harbor. an attack that would cause
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physical destruction and the loss of life. an attack that would paralyze and shock the nation. >> doctors in pakistan say the next 48 hours are critical for a gravely injured pakistani girl who has become an international symbol of courage. the taliban gunned down the 14-year-old last week. her crime, speaking out about her right to go to school. 38 suspects are now under arrest. cnn's resa has more on the attack that shocked a nation and a world. >> reporter: blood stains covered the seats of an old canopy pickup truck. her and her classmates road together to get home from school. this is where she was sitting when gunman shot her in the head. her friend was sitting next to her, she says, when one of the attackers stopped the truck. another came around the back. gun in hand.
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"when we saw the gun, we started screaming." he ask ed, who is she but he recognized her and malala fell down but he kept firing. that's when my friend and i got injured. she is recovering from a bullet wound to the hand. the 14-year-old malala who had a high-profile blog critical of the taliban is clinging to life, following major surgery. the passenger truck now part of an intense investigation to find the gunman. the pakistani government under increasing pressure to solve the case has given conflicting accounts of the probe. the interior minister says the two gunmen have been identified and arrests are coming soon. the foreign minister told cnn, 100 people were detained for questioning. a regional police chief says 35 people are in custody for questioning. three blame malala shooting on a
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man with suspected links to the taliban. the taliban claim they plotted the attack, but police say still no hard evidence who pulled the trigger. on friday the outpouring of support continued with a message from the prime minister. >> and we to reunite and stand together. >> reporter: and vigils across the country. pakistnis young and old praying for malala. a 14-year-old human rights activist whose legend rose by the day. >> she, a little child, gives all the people hope and inspiration and sanity and brings us back from depression and dejection. >> a top government official says in the coming days, doctors will be keeping a close eye on the swelling in malala's brain, swelling after brain surgery, a big concern. of course, the brain is enclosed in a hard a casing, the skull, unlike other parts of the body.
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the swelling doesn't have anywhere to go, that's why doctors say they're going to keep a close eye on it. much of this nation, much of the world keeping a close eye on malala's health, as well. cnn, islamabad. it is probably not the workout they pected. shocking allegations against a woman using a gym to run a prostitution ring. swing begins with back pain and a choice. take advil, and maybe have to take up to four in a day. or take aleve, which can relieve pain all day with just two pills. good eye.
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welcome back, everyone.
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just about half past the hour. i'm randi kaye. >> i'm victor blackwell. five stories we're watching starting with a manhunt in colorado for whomever killed a 10-year-old girl. police say they found the body of jessica ridgeway. she was reported missing a week ago and jessica was last seen leaving school. >> a great deal of sorrow in my heart, i regret to inform you that the body that was found in arvada has been positively identified as jessica ridgway, the missing girl from westminster. the family a has been notified. we can't begin to comprehend the grief that they're going through. >> investigators say a dismembered body found in the park, again, is jessica. in georgia, the body of a florida journalist who went missing in august was found incased in concrete. they used dental records and
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c.t. scans to identify the former crime reporter. the death toll climes to 14 in the fungal meningitis outbreak. there are 185 cases of the noncontagious illness. meanwhile, a minnesota woman filed the first lawsuit in the outbreak. claiming she suffered bodily harm and emotional distress after being contaminated with a tainted steroid. shocking allegations for a zumba instructor accused of using her fitness studio to run a prostitution ring. prosecutors say 29-year-old alexis wright had sex with dozens of men with the help of her business partner. she faces 106 counts of various prostitution charges. both wright and her business partner have pleaded not guilty. >> zumba class instructor.
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>> zumba class. >> usually buy those classes in packs of ten. i'm just curious, what kind of deal these people got on this. you get a discount when you buy in bulk. >> listen, ladies typically take the zumba classes and the students had to know something was up when all these guys started taking the class and they're in the back row there. must have been pretty confusing. >> must have been a really interesting class. it is a question posed by candidate ronald reagan. over three decades ago. >> are you better off than you were four years ago? >> and it's a message the candidates are still actually using today. >> the president has no record to run on. in fact, every president since the great depression who asked americans to send them into a second term could say that you are better off today than you
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were four years ago, except for jimmy carter and for president barack obama. >> if people think they're better off, i would say, well, take a look at the numbers when it comes to median household income, which is down every year for the last four years. >> the obama administration, however, is taking the other side. >> you want to know whether we're better off. i got a little bumper sticker for you. osama bin laden is dead and general motors is alive! >> bloomberg business week took a look at that very question in this week's election issue asking about the price of your food, the value of your home and your paycheck. staff writer took the question to rural north carolina where a light switch factory closed just two weeks before the president's inauguration. elizabeth, good morning to you. tell me what you found there. >> we found about 60 people out of 211 that had lost their jobs
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in the first month that obama took office. and what we found is that people have done lots of things, some people have changed careers, they went back to school through trade adjustment assistance, which is a federal program that gives money to workers whose jobs have been offshored. we found many older people who were in their late 50s and would have liked to keep working, but because of their health issues or because they were too old, they couldn't get jobs and they ended up retiring early. and we found many people who are still unemployed. and many people who did find jobs, but those who found jobs often, that doesn't tell the whole story. many people found jobs after a long periods of unemployment where there was total panic in their households. one guy, his name is ray wyatt that i interviewed, he actually was able to get out early because he went to mexico to surprise to train the people who are going to take over his job.
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he went to the factory in mexico for some training and when he was there, he was given a tour and he looked around the factory and the person giving him the tour said, this line is going to china. this assembly line is going to china and this is going to china and he said, if everything is going to china, where are you guys going to go? your factory in north carolina, your production is coming here. that's how he found out. >> overall, the general theme in talking to these people, are the workers feeling like they are better off than they were four years ago or no? >> i'd say no. and the reason is that even though many people have been able to find jobs. when you actually trace people's life stories, you find that most people are earning less than what they did and some people dramatically so you have a woman that worked for 35 years at leviton and her name is shirley miller and she is one example. she went back to school for
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accounting and she ended up, she actually had to write her congressman for money to go back to school because she already had an associate's degree and that was considered too much education. she now working at a credit union and making $30,000 a year. she was making 45,000 at leviton. these are small margins. >> i know the magazine also took a look at which industries were hiring. where should people be focusing? >> there are actually surprisingly a lot of booming jobs in america. those jobs don't pay much. but in the top ten growing jobs, we have the biggest jobs like nurses and home health care workers and personal age aides because our aging population. those jobs pay $20,000, a year, not a lot, but the fastest growing job in america. we have carpentry and people in the construction trades. those jobs through 2020 are expected to boom and the reason for that is they shed about 50%
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of their jobs during the housing downturn and then we have other interesting professions that are growing that you wouldn't expect. biomedical engineers that also has to do with health care and those jobs pay a lot or even veterinvet ruinary technicians, people who work as assistants to vets. >> even in a downturn, the pets come first, that's for sure. elizabeth, thank you very much. >> thank you. it's been a busy seven days, hasn't it? here are some of the headlights, headlights, headlines. president obama says he was too polite in the first debate. mitt romney walks into and then out of another contradiction and the two number twos go at it. here's a look back at the busy week that was. >> there aren't enough rich people and small businesses to tax to pay for all their spending. >> with all due respect, that is a bunch of malarkey. >> what words came out are not
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what i meant. >> wow, here's old moderate mitt. >> with more assets, more resources, we could have and should have saved the life of ambassador stevens. >> is it true that you voted to cut the funding for embassy security? >> absolutely. >> politics ruled this week that was, but the vp showdown, that took the cake. of course, sprinkled with a few zingers. >> i think the vice president very well knows that sometimes the words don't come out of your mouth the right way. >> zing. >> lower tax rates increase growth. >> oh, now you're jack kennedy. >> zing. >> this is a bunch of stuff. look, here's the deal -- >> what does that mean, a bunch of stuff? >> it means -- >> zing. >> as for that first debate. >> i think it is fair to say, i was too polite. >> not an issue with these guys. >> turped into this sparring and it was very, very personal. >> personal and partisan. >> you have to be kidding me. >> in fact, the congressional
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hearing on the attack in benghazi got down right testy. >> it was a terrorist attack on a u.s. asset in libya and it was never exposed. >> i certainly hope that today's hearing is not going to be perceived as an effort to exploit a tragedy for political purposes 27 days out from election. >> yeah, about that election, the polls have been good to romney this week. the contradictions, that's another story. >> there's no legislation with regards to abortion that i'm familiar with that, that would become part of my agenda. >> wow. >> here's old moderate mitt. where have you been, boy? i missed you all these last two years. >> a day later he clarified that. >> the actions i'll take immediately are to remove funding for planned parenthood. will be part of my budget and, also, i indicated i'll reverse the mexico city position of the president. which keeps us from using
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foreign aid for abortions overseas. >> and spain's unemployment is at 25%, jobless people are rioting in greece, but, hey, the european union got a nobel peace prize and that's the week that was. paul ryan got pretty fired up during this week's vice presidential debate, as you just saw there. when joe biden said the romney's team proposal to cut taxes isn't mathematically possible. so, is it? we crunched the numbers. f hing , marching band playing ] [ male announcer ] the rhythm of life. [ whistle blowing ] where do you hear that beat? campbell's healthy request soup lets you hear it... in your heart. [ basketball bouncing ] heart healthy. great taste. mmm... [ male announcer ] sounds good. it's amazing what soup can do. but i'm still stubbed up. [ male announcer ] truth is, nyquil doesn't unstuff your nose. what? [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus liquid gels speeds relief to your worst cold symptoms plus has a decongestant for your stuffy nose. thanks. that's the cold truth!
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mitt romney promises to pay for his $5 trillion in proposed tax cuts so they don't add to deficits and says that he would
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do so in large part by curbing tax breaks on the rich. he also has promised not to raise taxes on the middle class. now, this triggered a pretty hot exchange between joe biden and paul ryan over whether it's mathematically possible. let's bring in christine romans to separate fact from fiction. good morning. >> good morning, randi. paul ryan claimed you could cut income taxes by 20% across the board and all while keeping this deficit neutral. listen to that fiery exchange. >> you can cut tax rates by 20% and still preserve these important preferences for middle class taxpayers. >> not mathematically possible. >> it is matmatically possible. >> the nonpolicy tax center says it's not mathematically possible with the amount of information we have about romney's tax plan. not possible to cut rates as much as he would like without deductions that would hurt the middle class.
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investment taxes and dividend taxes, which the romney campaign has said it wouldn't do. so, for those reasons, our verdict here is that it's false. you can't cut taxes and keep middle class deductions and cut tax as and keep lower rates on capital gains. the tax policy center says it can't be done, randi. >> what would the romney/ryan team have to do to make the math work? can it work? >> i asked that question this week to moody's analytics and this is what he said. >> romney campaign could adjust their plan. they could say, okay, i'm not going to lower tax rates as much as i'm saying right now and make the arithmetic work. but under the current plan with the current numbers, no, it doesn't. >> randi, we need more specifics awhat kind of tax breaks for the rich would be scaled back and what exactly the tax plan would look like and the campaign has said, randi, they want to work with congress on that. they don't have those details
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because that's something the administration and congress would do together. until then, they say you can't make the math work. >> specifics would change the whole picture. we'll wait for those. christine, thank you very much. don't forget to catch christine on "your bottom line" at 9:30 a.m. eastern today. if you want to eat healthy but you don't know how to start. you want to stick around for this. our health expert takes us to a grocery store to show us how to shop. plus, wait until you hear which celebrity just endorsed presidential candidate mitt romney. this might be a bit of a surprise. my husband and i can't stop eating 'em! what's...that... on your head? can curlers! tomato basil, potato with bacon... we've got a lot of empty cans. [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. [ laughing ] [ laughing ]
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dieters, i guess everybody. >> we're always on a diet somewhere. >> what if i told you could lose weight and still have all the foods you love. i know it sounds too good to be true. >> that's exactly what mark mcdonald teaches. so, we sent mark to the grocery store to show us how with moderation you really can have it all. >> so, right now i'm going to edgeicate you, we're going to educate you as we shop with lexi here how to get the foods that you love quickly, efficiently and affordable. when you look at veggies. you want to get a variety of colors because each vegetable provides you with a different level of antioxidants that help protect your selves and keep your bodies healthy. choose the fruits that you love. make sure that they look fresh and, remember, just get enough that will last you for a week because they will go bad. now, it's about what are some quick facts that you can do. my favorite are nuts. they're all great for you. so, just choose the raw ones. in a perfect world, hot cereals like oatmeal, cream of wheat,
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grits, if you want some cold cereals, your goal is to find something with low sugar in it. string cheese, do two of those with an apple, that's a nice balanced meal. the biggest thing about yogurt, a lot has too much sugar in it. the yogurt that i recommend, greek yogurt has much lower sugar and much higher quality protein, it keeps your blood sugar balanced. i like wheat pasta that is gluten free. you can also do a different grain that you like, just make sure you're not overdoing the carbohydrates. find the fish you like. you also have all your other different types of beef and meats and cuts of steak. we are set up to win. make sure you set up a weekly time when you grocery shop. you want to make sure there is an equal amount of protein and carbohydrates and you want to choose things low in sugar and high in fiber and not a lot of sodium. really make it a lifestyle. you can do this.
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>> and mark mcdonald joins us now in studio. that looks like a lot of food. i know you have alexa who is on a program with you, but you can really eat that much food. >> that's the key. the most important thing is if you can keep your blood sugar stable and you eat frequently throughout the day, you maximize your released stored fat. >> smaller meals, though. >> smaller meals and balance of protein/fat/carbohydrates. >> one section you didn't go into and that is the frozen section, but there are meals there for us. >> totally. they're not the highest quality, so your natural food is your best, but we're in a jam with a nice frozen meal in a microwave you can eat within seven minutes. make sure your protein and ca o carbohydrates are balanced. make sure you get that meal that hasz 18 grams of proteins. make sure they're equal. >> still better off going fresh over the frozen. >> frozen is going to have more preservatives and sodiums and makes you old water. always go fresh, if you can.
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it's affordable. you can find food now in any grocery store. that's the cool thing about it. >> mark mcdonald, great tips. thank you. so now that you started eating well, feeling healthy, time for a little dessert. entertainment news. here's entertainment news nisschelle turner. >> her impact on the music industry will be felt for years to come. some of the biggest names in music gathered in los angeles gathered to celebrate the late singer to record "we will always love you." l.l. cool j., usher, celine dion and britney spears, just a few stars who were at the event. before the taping, cnn caught up with britney spears and she talked about whitney houston's influence on her. >> i loved whitney houston.
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i worshipped the ground she walked on. she was my idol. >> this special airs on cbs and with a guest list like that, you have to know this is quite an event and a really good show. >> i'm looking forward to it. this movie coming out this weekend and our producers are really referring to this one as the ben affleck one, you know, the one with the beard. >> ben affleck has the beard. this has everyone here at the l.a. bureau at cnn buzzing. some may say it's early for oscar buzz, but we're talking about "argo." this is generating that kind of chatter from critics. the film is based on the true events surrounding the u.s. hostage crisis that resulted from the 1979 embassy attack in iran during that country's chaotic revolution. now, aflic who also directs the film portrays tony mendez, a cia a specialist credited with devising a down right crazy plan to say the least to rescue the
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hostages. this plan, sneak into iran as a movie producer on a location scout and rendezvous with the hostages and smuggle them out disguised as a film crew and, guess what, it worked. now, we actually spoke to the real tony mendez last week. he says the movie is acaerate in spirit and credits the illusion of hollywood and the illusion of the cia for making his outlandish idea actually work. >> once you add some a-list act aers and a nice score and theme music, it sounds like a great plot. let's talk politics for a moment. >> okay. >> the ground breaking, game changing endorsement from one, ms. lindsay lohan. she said, i think unemployment is very important for us now. so, as of now, i think my vote is for mitt romney. i'm just going to stop, read that and give it back to you. >> you're just going to pause and let me take this one, huh? >> go ahead and enjoy that. >> let me just say, this may not be the endorsement that mitt
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romney is going to brag about, but, yes, she is backing the republican candidate for governor. lindsay was, quote, at an event thursday night and asked who she will be voting for and she told the reporter that as of right now she is supporting mitt romney. now, she did like you said, sight the employment concerns as concerns of her and one of the reasons why she supports him. so, listen, we've heard just about everybody else voice their opinion, so, why not lindsay. >> now we know where lindsay stands. nis nischelle turner in los angeles, thank you. >> sure, victor. >> check out cnn.com/showbiz for all the latest entertainment news. when african-americans leave church on sunday and head to the polls for early voting. so, why did a florida state legislature actually end the practice? [ jack ] after lauren broke up with me, i went to the citi private pass page
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have more fiber than other leading brands. they're the better way to enjoy your fiber. we have all the news you missed overnight in just minutes, but, first, some late night laughs. >> you know, we should play a drinking game where every time biden says my friend or paul ryan won't give specifics about your tax plan, we'll take a shot. >> i don't know. that's an awful lot of milk to be drinking on a thursday night. >> watching tv last night and i see this stupid infomecial for crest white strips a guy just smiling and then i realize, it's joe biden. i'm watching the debate. >> vice president joe biden and paul ryan, they're debating and
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they're both going to try to appeal to the working class. i laughed, i enjoyed that one. america still has a working class? >> look at biden, watch him go. you know, i have known him for years and i have never seen him speak so coherently. >> there are a couple of really funny jokes during the debate like when ryan referred to the saudis as our allies. killed me. and the way biden kept referring to ryan as, my friend. he'd go my friend this and my friend believes, as you know, my friend is political talk for up yours. there's no such word as my friend. >> the polls this week reveal that romney gained a lot of ground on obama and the obama campaign is now seriously considering a new and untested campaign strategy called trying.